SPEEDiagnostix Used Oil Analysis
We've teamed up with SPEEDiagnostix to provide our customers with top-of-the-line Used Oil Analysis. Free shipping, Standard or Expedited turnaround times available.
Why should SPEEDiagnostix be your choice for used oil analysis? The answer begins with one word – equipment. The choice of the analysis equipment directly impacts the resolution of the results. At SPEEDiagnostix, we use the same analysis equipment that Formula 1 teams trust. While most labs use Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) spectrometers to analyze the wear metals, SPEEDiagnostix utilizes the Rotating Disc Electrode method. Why? Because the ICP method only detects particles smaller than 5 microns. In contrast, the RDE method detects particles up to 10 microns, which provides SPEEDiagnostix greater insight into the health of the equipment.
However, oil analysis isn’t just about wear metals. A complete oil analysis report also provides insight into the health of the oil itself, and that is why SPEEDiagnostix utilizes Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Some labs use Total Base Number (TBN) to estimate oil health, but TBN has been rejected as an accurate method by engine manufacturers such as GM and Cummins. FTIR provides a direct read on the Oxidation level of the oil as well as detecting contaminants such as fuel and anti-freeze. SPEEDiagnostix also employs a separate gas chromatography (GC) test to accurately measure fuel contamination. These tests and test methods are unique to SPEEDiagnostix.
By utilizing the right tools for the job, SPEEDiagnostix delivers powerful insight into the health of both the oil and the equipment, but we don’t stop there. Most labs use a generic standard to set warning limits, typically based on Diesel engines. In contrast, SPEEDiagnostix utilizes a proprietary standard built on over 10 years experience analyzing thousands of race engine samples, and SPEEDiagnostix applies statistical trend analysis to provide even more precise insight into your application.
We work hard to help our customers protect their investment in engines and their championship hopes by preventing catastrophic failures through predictive analysis, and we combine expedited shipping and processing to make that insight available in a timely fashion.